November Wrap-Up and Book Haul

How is November already over?! Somehow there’s only one month left of 2019 so here’s my penultimate wrap-up and book haul of the year. Since this month included my thirtieth birthday, please excuse the huge haul (courtesy of my best friend).

Books Read: 9

ARCs Read: 2

Favourite Books: The Night Circus / The Shining

Least Favourite Book: Desperate Creed

Books Read in November

The Shining by Stephen King [re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern [re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spellhacker by M.K. England [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Desperate Creed by Alex Kava ⭐️⭐️⭐️

November Book Haul

New-to-Me Books I Bought:

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
The Toll by Neal Shusterman (B&N)
A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy (Fairyloot)

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Signed)
A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth (Litjoy)
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan (Signed Fairyloot)
The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons (Signed Goldsboro)
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (Signed Goldsboro)
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Signed Goldsboro)
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker 
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

ARCs/Review Copies:

The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold (Orbit)
The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag (Bantam Press)
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (Macmillan)

Books Received as Gifts:

Jade City by Fonda Lee (ARC)
The Liars by Jennifer Mathieu
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin (Anderida)
The Awakened Kingdom by N.K. Jemisin (Anderida)
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (Folio Society)
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Folio Society)
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (Folio)
Candide by Voltaire (Folio Society)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Illustrated)
The Greatest Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (Penguin Leather-Bound)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Chiltern Classic)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Chiltern Classic)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Chiltern Classic)
The Oxford Companion to the Brontës by Christine Alexander
Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
A Shadow on the Lens by Sam Hurcom
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco
Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill
Alice by Christina Henry
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory

This was a poor reading month for me as I usually read at least 15 books per month. This was mainly down to new medication making me drowsier and less able to concentrate. Hopefully December will be a better month as I need to tackle my overwhelming TBR pile.


  1. Alison Flores

    3 December 2019 at 2:52 AM

    Such an awesome haul!! You have a keeper in your best friend!

  2. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    3 December 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Happy birthday! You got The Toll. I’m overexcited for that book. I need to read it ASAP. I hope you have a great December!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      4 December 2019 at 2:27 PM

      Is this when I admit I haven’t read SCYTHE or THUNDERHEAD yet?! 🙈

  3. Alex @ WhimsyPages

    4 December 2019 at 12:25 AM

    Wow, I think you had such a great reading month in November! I don’t think I’ve ever read 15 books in one month 😀 I hope December will be even better and you’ll be able to read all of those books you’ve been meaning to get to all year! 🙂

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      4 December 2019 at 2:28 PM

      Thank you so much! I felt like a failure for not reading as much as I normally do but I know 9 is still a great number.

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